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Alzheimer's Imaging Consortium (AIC)

Saturday, July 18, 2015
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room: 146

Washington, D.C., United States

Program Chairs
Target audience
Continuing Medical Education (CME) – for physicians


The Alzheimer's Imaging Consortium (AIC), a preconference to the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC), will focus on the clinical application and methodological development of neuroimaging (MRI, PET, SPECT, CT and others) to Alzheimer's disease, other dementias and normal brain aging. The program consists of invited speakers, as well as oral and poster presentations from submitted abstracts.

The preconference is organized by the Neuroimaging Professional Interest Area of the International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART).

Thank you to Novartis for sponsoring the 2015 Alzheimer’s Imaging Consortium

Program Chairs


View and search a full listing of sessions available at AIC and AAIC 2015 (abstracts excluded). Tip: search by theme "Alzheimer's Imaging Consortium."

8-8:30 a.m.

Welcome coffee and opening remarks

8:30-9 a.m.

Plenary Session: Neuroimaging in Alzheimer’s Dementia: What have we learned over the last year?
Michel Grothe, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Rostock, Germany

9-10:15 a.m.

Oral Session

10:15-10:30 a.m.


10:30-11 a.m.

Plenary Session: Human Connectome
Alan C. Evans, McGill University, Montréal, Canada

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Oral Session

12:15-2:15 p.m.

Lunch & Poster Viewing/Poster Judging

2:15-3:15 p.m.

Symposium Session

3:15-4:30 p.m.

Oral Session

4:30-4:45 p.m.


4:45-5 p.m.

Presentation of the Neuroimaging Awards

5-5:30 p.m.

Plenary Session: Amyloid-pos vs. Amyloid-neg Neurodegeneration
William Jagust, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Calif., United States

*Agenda subject to change.

Target audience

All clinicians involved in the care or research of individuals with memory or other cognitive complaints, including but not limited to neurologists, psychiatrists, radiologists, geriatricians, neuropsychologists, physicians and nurses; researchers, industry and regulatory agency stakeholders; and others involved in the use of imaging techniques in the study of Alzheimer’s disease, related disorders and normal aging.


AIC is a preconference to AAIC 2015. Preconferences require a separate registration fee in addition to AAIC conference registration or it may be purchased as a stand-alone event. View registration information.


ISTAART logoThe Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART) is a professional society for individuals interested in Alzheimer's and dementia science—including scientists, physicians and other professionals involved in the causes and treatments of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

ISTAART membership makes AAIC even better: receive discounted registration, participate in professional interest areas (PIA), attend PIA Day scientific sessions and attend exclusive member-only scientific and networking events. Members also receive ongoing benefits throughout the year, including a monthly subscription to Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, free online access to Neurobiology of Aging, access to the online career center, monthly e-newsletters, networking forums and extended LOI deadlines for the Alzheimer's Association International Research Grant Program.

Non-members are encouraged to learn more and join ISTAART. Non-members may select "Member +PLUS" or "Student Member +PLUS " as their AAIC registration category to purchase one year of ISTAART membership in addition to AAIC registration at the member rate. Available to new members only.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) – for physicians

This activity is jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and the Alzheimer’s Association. Scientific sessions are not supported by any commercial entity.

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Accreditation statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Alzheimer's Association. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit designations
To be announced.

Disclosure of unlabeled use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure of conflicts of interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

How to obtain CME credits
Purchase the certificate fee during online registration or onsite at AAIC. A CME ticket will be provided in your registration packet (if purchased online) or upon purchase on site. Present the ticket to the CME/CE kiosk, located in the registration area, to obtain instructions on how to access and complete the online evaluation process.

Abstract submissions are now open

Submit an abstract today to share your research on a global stage during AAIC 2016. The Scientific Program Committee is now accepting submissions for poster presentations, oral sessions and featured research sessions.

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